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Railroad maintenance to impact Largo traffic

Railroad maintenance to impact Largo traffic

Pinellas County, Florida - Some Largo residents and students should plan for traffic delays and alternate routes during the first week in June as CSX Railroad continues a county-wide project of replacing rubberized crossings.

Officials say both Rosery Road and 8th Avenue SE will close for a minimum of three days during the construction- most likely on Tues, Wed, and Thurs. 

CSX railroad construction replaces railway ties

CSX railroad construction replaces railway ties

Pinellas County, Florida -- Three CSX railroad crossings in Clearwater will be closed to eastbound and westbound traffic from Wednesday, May 29 to Tuesday, June 4.

The reason for the closure is due to railroad tie replacement and construction. The following CSX railroad intersections will undergo railroad tie replacement and are scheduled to reopen by Wednesday, June 5:

Summer Haul Passes now available with unlimited transportation for youth

Summer Haul Passes now available with unlimited transportation for youth

Pinellas County, Florida -- Summer vacation is almost here and for many families that means the return of Mom and Dad’s taxi service.

However, with gas prices well above $3.00/gallon, many parents simply can’t afford to drive their kids around all summer long. That’s where PSTA’s popular and affordable Summer Youth Haul Pass comes in.

Marina Master Plan, Meeting Scheduled

Marina Master Plan, Meeting Scheduled

Gulfport, Florida -- Gulfport Harbormaster Denis Frain unveiled a plan for a new marina building that could accommodate liveaboard mariners, add a day room for sailors, and allow for boat lifts. It also included a slightly larger ship store. Plans for the marina upgrade also include a small park for liveaboard and transient boaters.

Land closures on Park Blvd.

Land closures on Park Blvd.

Seminole, Florida -- There will be eastbound median land closures on Park Blvd from 113th Street to Seminole Blvd. 

This lane closure will last from Monday, May 13 to Tuesday, May 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

The reason for the closure is median maintenance and drivers should expect delays and congestion. 

PSTA sets record for riders

PSTA sets record for riders

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) has set an all-time record for ridership in the month of April.

Residents have take more rides April 2013 than in any other April in PSTA history. 

Agency leaders say there are several reliable factors that can affect ridership such as fuel prices. With those costs dropping recently, they credit job growth and continued record tourism for the new high. 

Construction on Belcher Road

Construction on Belcher Road

Clearwater, Florida -- Friday through Monday, May 10-13, Belcher Road will be closed from Druid Road to Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. 

The reason for the closure is construction of drainage connection for Lakeside at Clearwater. The traffic will impact southbound lanes in the area and people should expect delays and congestion. 

Suggested detour sis Keene Road or US Hwy 19 North.